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2001 Dodge Stratus, new battery, turns over well and runs fine in temperatures above 20 Degrees. Below that, the motor spins but the car does not start until everything warms up. The antifreez/coolent is topped and HEET is added to the fuel when cold weather starts. Any clues? Thanks! Mark in Missouri misery

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Your coolant sensor may be stuck in advanced timing mode. Change it & the engine will start easy in cold & warm weather. The sensor is located near the thermostat housing. Remove the electrical connector & unscrew the sensor. Replace but do not over tighten, 5ft. lbs. Top off any antifreese loss. Good luck!

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